Simpkin, Wallace Frederick, SSG
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Last Rank
Staff Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Signal Corps
Last Primary MOS
36D-Antenna Installer Specialist
Last MOS Group
Signal Corps (Enlisted)
Last Unit
1968-1968, 36D, 40th Signal Battalion
Service Years
1956 - 1968

Staff Sergeant


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Home State
New Mexico
New Mexico
Year of Birth
1937
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Alamogordo
Last Address
Alamogordo

Casualty Date
Dec 17, 1968
 
Cause
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Quang Tin
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
36W 037

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 Unit Assignments
160th Signal Group1st Signal Brigade40th Signal Battalion
  1968-1968, 36D, 160th Signal Group
  1968-1968, 36D, 1st Signal Brigade
  1968-1968, 36D, 40th Signal Battalion
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1968 Vietnam War
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
SSgt. Simpkin served with D Company, 40th Signal Battalion, 160th Signal Group, 1st Signal Brigade, USARV at Phu Tai, RVN.   His tour began 5 July 1968.

SSgt. Simpkin was on a brief trip to work on re-enlistment data when h
e was lost aboard a C-123K Provider (# 54-0708) from the 315th Special Operations Wing (USAF) from Phan Rang that crashed when a fuel transfer problem resulted in engine failure.
   
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Notes/Links:

http://www.vvmf.org//index.cfm?SectionID=110&Wall_Id_No=47608
http://www.virtualwall.org/ds/SimpkinWF01a.htm
http://www.1stsigbde.org/1st%20Signal%20Brigade%20casualties.htm

http://thewall-usa.com/guest.asp?recid=47611
    (memorial and photos. Story by Darrel Beard about this man).

http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19681217-0 (info on the crash states that there were 44 passengers and crew, of which 14 died including the entire aircrew).
http://www.afhra.af.mil/factsheets/factsheet.asp?id=10652
   
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